Monday, August 31, 2009

Winner, Winner

I have been really neglecting my blog but maybe it will cool down and I can concentrate on making art for giving away.

Winner of my bottle fairy.....Alison Gibbs!!!

Congratulations Alison, email me with your address and I will have her fly to you.

Thanks everyone for leaving comments, come back soon.

hugs, jackie

Friday, August 28, 2009

KC Willis of Lipstick Ranch is doing a giveaway for blogging about her Studio Retreats. So, as a student of hers, I am blogging about it. Check it out...maybe you want to enter her giveaway.

On September 5th KC will draw a name and I hopefully it will be ME :} For $300 worth of art of your choice from Lipstick Ranch. Fun.

Check out her 2009 and 2010 workshop schedule here. Guest Instructors like Joanna Pierotti and Sarah Fishburn (to name just a couple) will be teaching.

Workshops paid in full up front get 20% off and until the drawing is held September 5those same paid workshops get one night of their hotel free here in lovely Longmont, CO.

If you are an international friend you probably won't make the trek to the US to attend a retreat...but you can take her online version at Collage Camp and you can get in the drawing too.

Pass this on, blog about it and enter the drawing. KC is a creative and talented artist.........we all need art in our life.

ART ON! :}

Monday, August 17, 2009

Go Directly to Post for FREE GIVEAWAY

This link will take you directly to the post for the latest GIVEAWAY. FREE Fairy in a Bottle.

After posting a comment, just click on your BACK key to get back to reading my blog from the top.

Saturday Sale at PaperTales

It was a fun Saturday at PaperTales. It was the first annual Trunk and Vintage Show two doors down from PaperTales Scrapbook Store.

28 vendors had vintage items and lots of great scrapbook items at great prices. The store that the event was held in is being remodeled into DADDIO's Hamburger joint....that should be fun and tasty.

The ceiling was open with insulation showing and we had the front and back door open for a cross wind air conditioner and light but all and all it was fun and successful and can't wait for the next event.

I took just a few pictures so you get the "flavor" please don't hate me cause I'm not a photographer. ha ha

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August Meetup

For those that visit my blog from time to time, I wanted to remind you I do have ANOTHER if one isn't enough to update. ha ha

The other one is a Art Meetup Blog. Each month I invite friends over to create and we come up with some great designs and fun.

So check it out to see what we made in August.

Don't forget to scroll down a couple posts (in THIS blog) to enter a FREE Giveaway.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shopping this Saturday, August 15 8am to 4pm

If you're in the San Diego area this weekend come on by Paper Tales as they are having their first ever Vendor and Trunk show.

I will be a vendor selling bags of jewelry pieces, old Somerset magazines, german glass glitter and more. The ladies from the Barn in Temecula will be there with their amazing finds, Jane Pollack of Art Takes A Village will be there with her amazing art and jewelry, Elena of Scrapbook Royalty will be their with her cool purse hooks, original aprons and more. There will be 30 vendors selling all kinds of vintage and scrapbook items.

August 15, Saturday from 8 am-4 pm
This isn't your average run-of-the-mill scrapbook sale!
Join us for a special sale and a special day.
A HUGE sale of paper and stamp items,
vintage and antique accessories, fabric,
art, collectibles, jewelry, postcards, ephemera and more!
The first 20 customers that day will receive a special goody-bag!
ALL customers will receive a 10% discount that day at the store!!

Paper Tales Scrapbook Store
3950 W. Point Loma Blvd.
Suite N
San Diego, Ca.

Hope to see you there. Stop by and say hi!

Have a great day and check down 2 posts for a giveaway!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Women are the BEST!

My daughter-in-law emailed what follows in one of those chain letters, read it, pass it on to 5 others, etc, etc. When I read it, it brought a tear to my eye because it's true and I have felt that love and support in my life.

Thank you for being one of those womean in MY life. You know who you are, cause you're here :}

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

Sisters are there,
no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.
A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
beside you...Or come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,

daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins, and extended
family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I.. When we began this adventure called
womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.

Pass this on
to all the women who help make your life meaningful.
I just did.
Short and very sweet:
There are more than twenty angels in this world.
Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds.
Nine are playing.
And one is reading her email at this moment.

Send this message to ten of your friends
including me.
If you get 5 replies,

someone you love will surprise you

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Suzi Blu at Stamping Details

Suzi Blu's Art Journal..........oh you have to see this in cute!

What a great way to spend a Sunday, a class with Suzi Blu showing us how to draw cute faces.

Now if you haven't heard nor seen Suzi Blu....YOU WILL!!!! She will be in Somerset soon and her on-line drawing classes are fun, kitchy and full of great tips.

This little lady with a New Jersey accent, a pink wig and a little white dog, GiGi, makes me and my friends laugh and giggle as we try to emmulate her.

I'm not the best at drawing and don't pretend I will be in future but Suzi says forget all that "crap" and give it a try. I wasn't the best in class but I felt like a had an "aha" moment knowing with practice I could get better cause she has a easy formula to make it work WITH PRACTICE and blends in mixed media to make your drawings and journals "pop".

It was Suzi's birthday August 8th so of course we surprised her with cake, presents and Sally says "we're Suzi Groupies and I think it showed. ha ha

These pics are not completed but when Suzi puts them up on her blog, you'll see how they develop. Suzi's friend, Mara, was there to help with the 18 students. She had wonderful skills to help us too...I forgot to thank her...hope to meet her again. Thanks Mara :}

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Catching a Fairy in a Bottle

I seem to have been neglecting my blog for quite a while now but let's just say i was out Catching Fairies in a Bottle and leave it at that.

I got one and want to give her away. Leave a comment and I'll be posting a winner August 31.

Use what's left of the Summer to enjoy the HOT days and COOL nights.